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Proposal for AI winter garden in danger of collapse

The egg industry's winter garden plan to overcome the 12-week rule in the event of another bird flu crisis may be in danger of collapse. Egg indust...


Poultry housing order welcomed by egg industry

Egg industry leaders have welcomed a decision to implement a housing order to protect the country from highly pathogenic avian influenza. The Gover...


Cleaning down after Avian Influenza

If a notifiable strain of Avian Influenza (AI) is confirmed, DEFRA will take action on the infected premises to reduce the risk of the disease spreadi...


Fancy a drink?

Commercial breeds of poultry, in common with most poultry vets and many poultry keepers, like a drink! Adult laying hens in full production drink o...


Discussions needed as AI warnings fall short

An outbreak of avian influenza in Hampshire in February was identified using a trial ‘test for exclusion’ system that is due to be reviewed next month...


Is free range heading for the perfect storm?

The January edition of The Ranger was full of market analysis and predications for the coming year. The volume of free range egg production increased ...


Exploring the benefits of multi-tier pullet rearing

Multi-tier aviary laying systems have become increasingly popular over the last few years with several types being adopted within the barn and free-ra...


Housing and equipment firms report strong sales

Reports from companies involved in poultry housing and equipment suggest there is strong demand from free range egg producers looking to increase capa...


3 December 2014 | Housing & Equipment,News
Association calls for decisive lockdowns in future AI outbreaks

Leading figures in the free range egg industry want the United Kingdom to take much more decisive action against avian influenza outbreaks. They ra...


19 November 2014 | Feed,Housing & Equipment,News,Packers
Movement restrictions lifted in Yorkshire AI zone

Movement licences were set to be issued to egg producers in the Yorkshire avian influenza zone today as authorities confirmed that there had been no n...


A series of challenges for new BFREPA chairman

When the Ranger visited Myles Thomas he was less than two months away from becoming chairman of BFREPA and only six weeks ago he had placed a flock in...


Enriched stocking density makes little difference

Research conducted in the United States suggests that the density at which chickens are stocked in enriched cage systems makes little difference to ei...


Expansion for Californian egg business

An ambitious California egg business has expanded its operations still further with the acquisition of part of the Land O'Lakes egg division. The S...


1 July 2014 | Barn,Housing & Equipment,News
Leading vet warns that Australian free range and intensive units should be kept apart

A leading vet has said that free range egg producers should make use of smaller, widely spaced production units and avoid siting them close to cage un...


25 April 2014 | Housing & Equipment,News,Packers
Vending machine tackles egg thefts from honesty boxes

The introduction of a new vending machine to the United Kingdom from Germany could enable free range egg farmers to develop farm gate sales free from ...


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13 March 2015 | Housing & Equipment

Fancy a drink?

Commercial breeds of poultry, in common with most poultry vets and many pou...


9 March 2015 | Housing & Equipment

Discussions needed as AI warnings fall s...

An outbreak of avian influenza in Hampshire in February was identified usin...


9 March 2015 | Housing & Equipment

Is free range heading for the perfect st...

The January edition of The Ranger was full of market analysis and predicati...


16 February 2015 | Housing & Equipment

Exploring the benefits of multi-tier pul...

Multi-tier aviary laying systems have become increasingly popular over the ...


23 January 2015 | Housing & Equipment

Housing and equipment firms report stron...

Reports from companies involved in poultry housing and equipment suggest th...


3 December 2014 | Housing & Equipment

Association calls for decisive lockdowns...

Leading figures in the free range egg industry want the United Kingdom to t...


19 November 2014 | Housing & Equipment

Movement restrictions lifted in Yorkshir...

Movement licences were set to be issued to egg producers in the Yorkshire a...


5 November 2014 | Housing & Equipment

A series of challenges for new BFREPA ch...

When the Ranger visited Myles Thomas he was less than two months away from ...


7 August 2014 | Housing & Equipment

Enriched stocking density makes little d...

Research conducted in the United States suggests that the density at which ...


1 July 2014 | Housing & Equipment

Expansion for Californian egg business

An ambitious California egg business has expanded its operations still furt...


1 July 2014 | Housing & Equipment

Leading vet warns that Australian free r...

A leading vet has said that free range egg producers should make use of sma...


25 April 2014 | Housing & Equipment

Vending machine tackles egg thefts from ...

The introduction of a new vending machine to the United Kingdom from German...